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Our person-centered clinical orientation is guided by humanistic and contemporary approaches to psychoanalytic theory that include ego psychology, object relations, self psychology, and intersubjectivity psychology, and that are grounded in current empirical research, especially attachment and trauma theories.

MA, Art Therapy

Our program integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice that engages the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

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PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences

Prepare for a fulfilling academic career in research and teaching in the rehabilitation sciences through interdisciplinary study across health fields.

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Ikuko Acosta

Clinical Associate Professor

Marygrace Berberian

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art Therapy

The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program is approved by the ACATE under the CAAHEP. The program meets all educational requirements for licensure in New York State as a Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.

NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium

NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium

The NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium aims to advance public knowledge and research in the creative arts therapies.

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Upcoming Events

Art Therapy Conference: The Art of Resilience, April 25th

Postponed Event - In accordance with the latest NYU Coronavirus policy, this event is postponed.

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Events and Information Sessions


Throughout the year, there are events for MA Art Therapy students that include book signings, conferences, lectures, and community collaborations. These events highlight the work of faculty, students and alumni and brings together the diverse communities of art therapists. 

Information Sessions

Every year there are a number of Information Sessions on site and online for prospective students. These sessions will give insights into the program, its requirements and what to expect from the program.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning about upcoming dates.